Local fitness club ACAC intends to relocate and expand their downtown location, which a project that they’ve had in the works for a couple of years. Currently located in rather cramped quarters in the Water Street parking garage, owner Phil Wendel is negotiating a deal with Coran Capshaw, who owns the old Ivy Industries building on Garrett Street. The existing location is just 10,000 square feet (considerably smaller than their 64,000 square foot state-of-the-art Rio Hill location), but their new location will be 35,000 square feet, featuring a pool, racquetball courts, an indoor track and space for some tenants. There had been talk of ACAC moving up to Pantops, apparently in hopes of being more accessible to commuters coming in from 64, but obviously ACAC thought better of that. The new location, if all goes according to plan, will open in early 2005. Elizabeth Nelson has the story in today’s Progress.